JK Rowling Reveals That There Are TWO Harry Potters In The Wizarding World!
23 June 2017, 14:04
Who is the other Harry? Where did he come from? We have SO many questions.
Despite the last book hitting the shelves ten years ago and the final film being released six years ago, J.K Rowling is cunningly good at keeping the magic of Harry Potter alive.
But just when we thought we knew all there was to know about the wizarding world the author has dropped ANOTHER bombshell on us.
There are TWO Harry Potter's in the magical history books.
Well, as J.K Rowling explains on official Harry Potter fan site Pottermore, technically yes there have been two wizards called Harry Potter but they aren't the same person.
However they are related and she goes on to explain more about the Harry we all know and love's family tree beyond his parents, Lily and James Potter.
She wrote: “Henry Potter (Harry to his intimates), was a direct descendant of Hardwin and Iolanthe, and served on the Wizengamot from 1913 – 1921.
“Henry caused a minor stir when he publicly condemned then Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War."
“His outspokenness on the behalf of the Muggle community was also a strong contributing factor in the family’s exclusion from the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’.”
This other Harry turns out to be the Boy Who Lived's great-grandfather as his son Fleamont then had a son called James who is Harry's father.
Wizard family trees are a complicated thing! Just ask Sirius black...